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Supporting developers with natural language queries

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Supporting developers with natural language queries
The feature list of modern IDEs is steadily growing and mastering these tools becomes more and more demanding, especially for novice programmers. Despite their remarkable capabilities, IDEs often still cannot directly answer the questions that arise during program comprehension tasks. Instead developers have to map their questions to multiple concrete queries that can be answered only by combining several tools and examining the output of each of them manually to distill an appropriate answer. Existing approaches have in common that they are either limited to a set of predefined, hardcoded questions, or that they require to learn a specific query language only suitable for that limited purpose. We present a framework to query for information about a software system using guided-input natural language resembling plain English. For that, we model data extracted by classical software analysis tools with an OWL ontology and use knowledge processing technologies from the Semantic Web to ...
Michael Würsch, Giacomo Ghezzi, Gerald Reif,
Added 12 Oct 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ICSE
Authors Michael Würsch, Giacomo Ghezzi, Gerald Reif, Harald Gall
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